Around Town | April 6, 2018

WALK THE WALK What First Fridays Art Walk Who Hosted by the Bixby Knolls When Friday, April 6 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm Where Atlantic Avenue from Bixby Road to San Antonio Drive More Info “The 5th annual Long Beach County Fair” will be the theme of the event. Long Beach Fresh will be showcasing locally-grown…

LBCC Board of Trustees approves two new VP appointments

The Long Beach Community College District Board of Trustees approved two new vice president appointments at its March 27 meeting. Dr. Kathleen J. Scott is the new vice president of Academic Affairs and Dr. Mike Muñoz is the new vice president of Student Support Services for Long Beach City College. “Dr. Scott and Dr. Muñoz…

Shooting leaves two men dead, one injured

A shooting incident took the lives of two men and caused injury to another, according to the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD). On Wednesday, April 4, around midnight, officers were dispatched to the 5300 hundred block of Orange Avenue regarding a shooting. When officers arrived, they discovered a deceased male, identified as 52-year-old Suy Phavong…

Wilmington man killed in Long Beach traffic accident

A Wilmington man was killed in a car accident in Long Beach last week, according to the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD). On Thursday, March 29, at approximately 6:50am, officers were dispatched to the intersection of Judson Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway regarding a two-vehicle injury-traffic collision, which resulted in the death of a male…

Theatre review | Cal Rep’s Antigone X

Fortunately, like the students currently protesting for gun-control laws, young people have often spoken up to remind those in charge to do what’s right. Antigone in California Repertory’s Antigone X, at California State University Long Beach’s (CSULB) Studio Theatre through April 8, is one such defiant voice, acting against the orders of her uncle the…

#AlarmYourself

Gretchen Swanson, president of the Rose Park Neighborhood Association (RPNA), set up a booth to support neighborhood safety and women’s empowerment alongside 10th Street and across from Frances Willard Elementary School on Friday, March 30. Swanson said that it was important to note the location of her table being just on the other side of…

Camerata Singers’ ChoralFest to open with free youth chorus concert

The Long Beach Camerata Singers’ 2018 ChoralFest will open Sunday, April 8 at 6:30pm with a free Long Beach Youth Chorus concert at Grace First Presbyterian Church, 3955 N Studebaker Rd. The event will feature a cabaret/coffeehouse-style performance with solos and duets and a light, kid-friendly meal. Reserved seating for the event may be made…

Eye on Crime | April 6, 2018

Thursday, March 29 8:11am Burglary 2600 block Wall St. 11:16am Indecent exposure 900 block Nevada St. 11:48am Grand theft– motor vehicle 1900 block E. 21st St. Friday, March 30 2:57am Burglary 900 block E. 33rd St. 7:23am Robbery– first degree; possessing unlawful paraphernalia; false identification to a peace officer 2400 block Cherry Ave. (suspect arrested)…

SoCal Auto Club launches initiative aimed at reducing distracted driving

As National Distracted Driving Awareness Month begins, the Automobile Club of Southern California is launching a new, multi-year initiative that aims to reduce deaths and injuries as a result of cell-phone use by drivers, in partnership with local law-enforcement agencies. “Don’t drive intoxicated– don’t drive intexticated” is the theme of the Auto Club’s multimedia traffic-safety…

Officials launch zero-emissions port project

Officials from the Port of Long Beach, Southern California Edison and the California Energy Commission this week launched the nation’s largest pilot project for zero-emissions cranes and other cargo-handling equipment for seaports, according to port officials. Funded mostly by a $9.7-million grant from the California Energy Commission, the project will bring 25 vehicles that are…

March 30, 2018 | Vol. XL, No. 14 | Signal Tribune

A new Signal Hill mayor, an update on an assembly bill seeking an extension of Community Hospital Long Beach’s seismic deadline, and elected leaders weighing in on the 2020 US Census– which will include a question asking applicants about their citizenship status– headline the March 30 issue of the Signal Tribune.

Meet the Candidates | March 30, 2018

The Signal Tribune reached out to all candidates running for Long Beach mayor, 7th and 9th District council seats, Long Beach Community College Board of Trustees Area 1 and Long Beach Unified School District Board of Education District 3 to invite them to participate in this special section by giving readers information about themselves and…